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RIDOT to open third westbound lane on Washington Bridge April 19

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation plans to open a third travel lane on the westbound side of the Washington Bridge on April...

Third eastbound travel lane opens on Washington Bridge

PROVIDENCE – As part of the latest effort to encourage smoother traffic flow over the Washington Bridge, the R.I. Department of Transportation opened a...

Report: Traffic fatalities in R.I. up 38% in 2023

PROVIDENCE – The number of people killed on Rhode Island roadways rose dramatically in 2023 year over year, according to estimates released Monday by...

ConsumerAffairs: R.I. roads worst in nation

PROVIDENCE – The panning of Rhode Island’s roads continues.  ConsumerAffairs, a consumer news platform based in Oklahoma, listed the Ocean State’s roads as the worst...

State officials say Washington Bridge may need to be torn down

PROVIDENCE – State officials on Monday publicly acknowledged that the Washington Bridge may need to be torn down and rebuilt, depending on the findings...

R.I. bridge, road projects get $60.3M in federal funding

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation will receive more than $60.3 million for road and bridge work and to advance existing transportation projects...
Rhode Island is the 15th most expensive state for household energy costs, according to a report by WalletHub. / PBN FILE PHOTO

WalletHub: R.I. energy costs 15th most expensive in nation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is the 15th most expensive state when it comes to household energy costs in the U.S., according to a report...
ROUGH ROAD: State Rep. David Morales has introduced one of the bills that would prohibit car insurers from using criteria such as ZIP codes, income, education levels and occupations to set premiums for policyholders. The measure has faced stiff opposition from the insurance industry. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Measures on car premiums struggle to gain traction

When state Rep. David Morales submitted legislation in February that would prohibit auto insurance companies from using any information other than driving records when...

New weight limit on Mt. Hope Bridge may ‘crimp’ freight transport

PROVIDENCE – For years, the maximum weight allowed per vehicle crossing the 6,000-foot-long Mount Hope Bridge was 40 tons, or 80,000 pounds.  But updated federal...
BAD ROADS: Local communities are responsible for keeping track of their own road-repair projects. An effort in the late 1980s to ensure consistent pavement quality for local roads failed once state funding ran out. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Does Rhode Island deserve its reputation for having among the worst...

A new yearlong study of internet searches on pothole-related complaints ranks Rhode Island third worst in the nation. The Nov. 14 study from QuoteWizard by...
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